An island recipe from the Marianas Islands. So much flavor - and you can add hot spices if you want!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • To Make Marinade: Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and ground black pepper. Mix together. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

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  • Remove chicken from refrigerator and dispose of marinade. Broil or barbecue chicken for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear. When chicken is cooked, remove bones and dice chicken meat.

  • Put diced chicken in a medium bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt and mix together. Then add the coconut, green onion and lemon pepper spice. Mix all together, top with green onion and serve.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 2531 mg sodium. 8.5 g carbohydrates; 25.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
This is the easiest and best recipe. I've now made it several ways grilled sauteed baked and the chicken is perfect each and every time. For an appetizer I've skewered the chicken pieces between baby bella mushrooms pineapple and for kick a maraschino cherry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2009
I agree that 1 cup soy is way too much; overpowers the other ingredients in the marinade. I cut it to 1/4 cup also 1/4 cup rice vinegar (original was too much like vindaloo for my taste--sourness clashed with the other ingredients.) I added tsp ginger and red chile flakes put in lime juice and togarashi (japanese condiment that includes chile and tangerine zest) because I don't like lemon pepper so I guess I ended up making my usual yakitori.:) Old habits... The coconut was fun and tasty. but too many changes needed to make the marinade edible so only 3 stars for the original recipe. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
This is the easiest and best recipe. I've now made it several ways grilled sauteed baked and the chicken is perfect each and every time. For an appetizer I've skewered the chicken pieces between baby bella mushrooms pineapple and for kick a maraschino cherry. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2004
This is the easiest and best recipe. I've now made it several ways grilled sauteed baked and the chicken is perfect each and every time. For an appetizer I've skewered the chicken pieces between baby bella mushrooms pineapple and for kick a maraschino cherry. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2004
It smells so good and easy to make. My hubby cannot stop open the oven. I thought the soy sauce is too much. It turn out not salty enough. ( sometimes I like salty food). I also put a teaspoon of sugar into my marinate.( I love a tin of sweetness). I do not like flaked coconut. I used sauted mushroom.. I skipped the lemon juice. My son does not like tart food. I reserved the marinate added some flour to make it gravy. The gravy placed on my side for the stemed veggies. It turns out a nice family dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
Great recipe! I used boneless chicken breasts added powdered ginger and red pepper flakes to the marinade. Let it marinate about 4 hours and cooked it on my George Foreman grill. I also omitted the green onions since I'm not a big fan of them. I cooked the marinade down and topped the chicken with it at the end. If you added the red pepper flakes to the marinade make sure you like it spicy if you top the chicken with the sauce it really adds a kick! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
Easy unique and tasty! I highly recommend using low-sodium soy as regular soy tends to be WAY too salty. I add a bit of ginger (about a tablespoon chopped) for adding zing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
This had a great salty sweet taste to it. Served with white rice it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2007
I thought this recipe was pretty good but I'd make a few modifications next time. I made the marinade according to the recipe. Next time I would either cut down on the soy sauce or use low-sodium soy sauce as it came out very salty. I would also omit the salt that goes in at the end. I used boneless chicken breasts cut into strips before being placed in the marinade. I marinated for 2-1/2 hours. Then I cooked the chicken in a cast iron skillet. This worked very well. I couldn't find unsweetened coconut so I just used sweetened. I was afraid my husband would hate it because he hates sweet and meat together but he thought it was great and said I should just use sweetened coconut rather than going out of my way to find unsweetened. I also added an extra handful of chopped green onions and my husband and I both thought it could use even more. I think next time I would also add ginger or chili flakes as others have suggested to give it some spice. I will definitely make this recipe again (with modifications). Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I only had about a quarter cup of soy sauce so used that with the vinegar about 1/2 c water a few tbsp teriyaki sauce and a tblsp fish oil a generous dash of powdered garlic ginger and pepper. Cut chicken in pieces and cooked on the stovetop with the liquid added about a tbsp of flour at the end to thicken. Then added sweetened coconut (forgot the lemon). It was intense but delicious -- it would have been great if we'd had jasmine rice to go with it to calm it down a bit. I probably won't make it again because coconut is so fattening but it was quite delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2012
At first I was thrown off by the ingredients but I decided to give it a try because I had all the ingredients on hand. I had no idea this chicken would be extremely tender and full of flavor. It was like my taste buds were dancing around my tongue. This was a really big hit with my family. We will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2007
Not my favorite but my husband loved it. i would not make again unless he requests it. Somewhat healthy and goes wonderfully with "zucchini saute". Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2009
I agree that 1 cup soy is way too much; overpowers the other ingredients in the marinade. I cut it to 1/4 cup also 1/4 cup rice vinegar (original was too much like vindaloo for my taste--sourness clashed with the other ingredients.) I added tsp ginger and red chile flakes put in lime juice and togarashi (japanese condiment that includes chile and tangerine zest) because I don't like lemon pepper so I guess I ended up making my usual yakitori.:) Old habits... The coconut was fun and tasty. but too many changes needed to make the marinade edible so only 3 stars for the original recipe. Read More
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